Oct 17, 2013 - by Michael Riba
We see the “Previously on Impact Wrestling” video, which focuses on A.J. Styles and Dixie Carter going at each other, and then transitions into the return of Kurt Angle last week.
We go into the arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Dixie Carter makes her way to the ring. She offers anyone in the back $50,000 if they can take him out and make tonight his last night in TNA. Aces and Eights’ music hits, and Bully Ray and Brooke make their way to the ring. Ray says he has never seen eye-to-eye with Dixie and isn’t exactly on Team Dixie, but he agrees that Styles should be taken out. He says he doesn’t care who he has to face at Bound for Glory after it happens. The Main Event Mafia’s music hits, and Magnus makes his way to the ring. Magnus says he can’t believe Dixie would give a title shot to whoever would take out Styles. Magnus says he knows now why everyone says, “Dixie sucks.” Magnus says $50,000 isn’ chump change to him and he is sick and tired of hearing Ray talk each and every week. Magnus says he will fight Ray tonight for free. Ray asks Magnus if he knows who he is. Ray says Magnus is a proven fraud, and Magnus decks Ray with a right hand. Ray exits the ring and he and Magnus mouth each other and Ray says the match is on.
We see Kurt Angle walking backstage as we head to a commercial break.
We’re back and we see Aces and Eights backstage. Ray says it was a thing of beauty the way they took A.J. Styles out last week. Ray tells Knux to take out Gunner tonight and says Garett will be out there with him and then Ray says he will be out there if he needs to be.
Match #1: Four-Corners Match – Christopher Daniels vs. Eric Young vs. Hernandez vs. Robbie E
Robbie and Young start the match. Young gains control early on, but Hernandez tags himself in. Hernandez chops Robbie, and then Robbie tags in Daniels. Hernandez kicks Daniels in the midsection and then goes for a back-breaker, but Daniels gets free. Daniels drops Daniels with a clothesline and then tosses him across the ring. Hernandez comes off the ropes, but Robbie clocks him. Hernandez knocks Robbie to the floor and Daniels knocks Hernandez to the outside as well. Robbie beats down Hernandez and tosses him back into the ring. Daniels slams Hernandez into the corner. Robbie tags in and beats down Hernandez in the ring. Robbie comes off the top with a right hand and goes for the cover, but Hernandez kicks out at two. Robbie locks in a front-face lock, but Hernandez gets free. Daniels gets into the ring and begins to double-team Hernandez with Robbie, but Hernandez takes them both down with a double-clothesline. Hernandez tags in Young, who takes Daniels and Robbie down with a dropkick. Robbie comes back and drops Young with a jaw-breaker. Daniels goes for the pin, but Robbie breaks it up. Robbie and Daniels go after each other and then Hernandez takes Daniels out with his running shoulder block. Hernandez delivers one to Robbie as well and then goes to splash Daniels in the corner, but Daniels sends him to the outside. Daniels goes after Young, but Young takes Daniels down with a belly-to-belly suplex. Young delivers the elbow drop, but Robbie tosses Young to the outside. Robbie gets the pin fall on Daniels.
Winner: Robbie E.
We see Jessie Godderz trying to cash in on the $50,000 bounty on A.J. Styles, but Styles beats him down. Styles says, “It’s gonna be a long night,” as we head to a commercial.
We’re back, and A.J. Styles’ music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Styles says he can’t believe Dixie Carter would put a bounty on his head, but she did it because she is scared. He says he is going to win this Sunday, and isn’t scared of a bounty. He tells anyone to come answer the bounty. Aces and Eights’ music hits and Knux and Garett Bischoff come down and begin beating down Styles. James Storm’s music hits, and he and Gunner make their way to the ring. They go after Bischoff and Knux, who flee the ring. Storm and Styles get face-to-face on the outside as we head to a commercial break.
Match #2: Gunner (w/James Storm) vs. Knux (w/Garett Bischoff)
Gunner takes control early on, but Knux comes back and slams Gunner’s head into the middle turnbuckle. Knux delivers a big boot and then takes Gunner down with a decapitation clothesline. Knux delivers a few right hands and backs Gunner into the corner. Knux drives his shoulder into Gunner’s midsection and than slams him down to the mat. Knuc chokes Gunner down on the mat and then locks in a headlock. Gunner fights out and then both men deliver a clothesline and both are down in the ring. On the outside, Bischoff and Storm get in each others faces, and Storm spits beer at Bischoff. Gunner drops Knux with a clothesline and drops him with a fall-a-way slam. Gunner pumps up and then goes for the Gun Rack, but Knux fights out and drops Gunner with a shoulder block. Knux goes for the cover, but Gunner kicks out. Knux calls for Bully Ray to come out, but Gunner takes him down and gets the pin fall.
We go backstage and we see Chris Sabin and Velvet Sky. Sabin says he is going to collect the $50,000 bounty on A.J. Styles. We are reminded of the contract signing between Bully Ray and Styles for later tonight, if Styles can survive, as we head to a commercial break.
We’re back and we see Magnus warming up for his match against Bully Ray that is scheduled for later tonight.
Match #3: Chris Sabin (w/Velvet Sky) vs. Samoa Joe
Joe backs Sabin into the corner and the referee calls for a break. Joe beats down Sabin in the corner with a series of rights and lefts. Joe tosses Sabin into another corner and then smashes him and delivers a kick to the head. Joe chokes Sabin in the corner and then drags his boot across Sabin’s face. Sabin rolls out of the rinf and hugs Velvet. Joe grabs him by the hair and drags him back into the ring. Joe sends Sabin to the corner and charges, but Sabin moves out of the way. Sabin punches Joe repeatedly, but it doesn’t faze Joe. Joe knocks Sabin to the outside, and Sabin grabs Velvet and begins to leave. Joe goes after Sabin, but Sabin hides behind Velvet. Joe grabs him, but Sabin drops Joe with a DDT on the ramp. Sabin jumps back into the ring and goes for the count-out victory. Joe gets back into the ring, but Sabin continues with the beat down. Sabin splashes Joe in the corner and then slaps him across the face. Joe catches Sabin and slams him down to the mat. Joe goes for the cover, but Sabin kicks out at two. Joe sets Sabin on the top rope and goes for the Muscle Buster, but Sabin bites him to get free. Sabin drops Joe with a DDT and goes for the cover, but Joe kicks out at two. Sabin goes for a roll-up, but Joe locks in the rear-naked choke and Sabin taps out.
Winner: Samoa Joe.
After the match, Austin Aries rushes the ring and takes Joe out with a dropkick. Jeff Hardy comes to the ring and battles with Aries. He drops Aries with a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes under the ring and grabs a ladder. He sets it up in the ring and begins to climb. Sabin stops him, but Hardy kicks Sabin in the chest. Manik comes out of nowhere and delivers a cross-body to Aries and Sabin from the ladder. Manik and Hardy pose in the corners as Joe looks at the ladder.
We see Bad Influence beating down A.J. Styles backstage. Styles fights back and takes out both Christopher Daniels and Kazarian and then escapes after he sprays a fire extinguisher.
We are reminded of the contract signing between A.J. Styles and Bully Ray, which is later tonight. Ray will take on Magnus after the commercial break.
We see Ethan Carter III, a.k.a. “EC3” having a photo shoot backstage. He says he is going to make an impact at Bound for Glory.
Match #4: Bully Ray (w/Brooke) vs. Magnus
They tie up and Ray shoves Magnus away. They tie up again and Ray applies a headlock. Magnus shoves Ray off the ropes, but Ray drops Magnus with a shoulder block. Ray slams Magnus to the mat with a scoop slam and then walks around the ring. They tie up and Magnus gets Ray in a headlock this time. Ray sends Magnus off the ropes and Magnus tries to take Ray down with a shoulder block, but Ray counters into a shoulder block of his own. Ray backs Magnus into the corner and delivers a chop. Ray goes for another chop, but Magnus moves and drops Ray with a back-body drop. Magnus takes Ray down with a clothesline and then goes up top, but Ray knocks him down. Ray delivers a right hand to Magnus as we head to a commercial break.
We’re back and Ray slams Magnus into the corner. Ray continues the beat down on Magnus and then shares a kiss with Brooke. Ray decks Magnus with a right hand and then dares Magnus to hit him. Magnus decks Ray with a series of right hands, but Ray takes him down in the corner. Magnus turns the tide of the match and slams Ray down to the mat. Magnus goes up top and delivers an elbow drop. Magnus goes for the cover, but Ray kicks out at two. There is a ref bump and Earl Hebner goes down. Brooke hands Ray the steel chair, but Sting comes out and takes it away from Ray. Ray delivers a low-blow to Magnus and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Bully Ray.
After the match, Sting checks on Magnus in the ring as we see a replay of what just happened. Sting and Magnus have words and Sting tries to explain what happened and goes to raise Magnus’ hand and goes for a handshake. Magnus slaps Sting’s hand and walks out of the ring and Sting follows him.
We are reminded once more of the contract signing between A.J. Styles and Bully Ray, and we see Kurt Angle walking backstage. Angle will be in the ring after the commercial break.
We’re back and Magnus and Sting are arguing backstage. Magnus says he is tired of it and is trying to prove to everyone that he can do this by himself. Samoa Joe walks in and separates them and Sting says Magnus will be by himself on Sunday and can prove it then.
Mike Tenay and Taz run down the card for Bound for Glory.
Kurt Angle’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Angle says Bobby Roode is one of the best wrestlers in the world and reminds him of himself five years ago. Angle says when Roode rained on his parade of the Hall of Fame, he made it personal. Angle says Roode has dug his own grave. Angle says Roode will never be Kurt Angle. Roode’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Roode says he is okay with not being Kurt Angle. He says two years ago, maybe. Five years ago, yes. Ten years ago, absolutely, but not today. Roode says Angle ruined his night last week. Roode says Angle knows he is more worthy of a Hall of Fame induction than Angle is. Roode says Angle has done nothing the past couple of years. Roode says Angle beat him two years ago at Bound for Glory, but has done nothing since then. Roode says he will beat Angle this Sunday. Angle asks Roode how he will beat him when he is the one who is tapping out. Roode attacks Angle and beats him down. Angle comes back, but Christopher Daniels and Kazarian come out to help Roode. All three men beat down Angle and Roode tells Daniels and Kazarian to get out of the ring. Roode locks in the cross-face and tells Angle to tap out and Angle does just that.
We see Dixie Carter walking backstage. The contract signing between A.J. Styles and Bully Ray is next.
We’re back and A.J. Styles, Bully Ray, Jeremy Borash, Dixie Carter, and Dixie’s security are all in the ring. Borash says they need to make the match official and Ray signs the contract. Ray grabs the microphone and says he didn’t waste any time signing the contract because Styles cannot beat him. Ray goes on a rant and then slams the microphone into Styles’ chest. Styles counters Ray’s rant with a rant of his own and signs the contract. Ray tries to cash in on the $50,000 bountry, but Styles decks him with the briefcase. Styles opens the briefcase and dumps the money onto Dixie and her security.
1. Robbie E def. Christopher Daniels, Eric Young, and Hernandez in a Four-Corners Match
2. Gunner def. Knux
3. Samoa Joe def. Chris Sabin
4. Bully Ray def. Magnus